Introduction to Christian Education
Azusa Pacific University
Dr. Kara Powell
January 1, 2002
"Recruting Potential Leaders"
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C. What do you actually do to recruit
newspaper article, examples from pulpit
newspaper ad, pulpit appeal, membership class, ministry fair
your staff, your parents, your students
D. Once they're interested, what do you do?
them a packet (put writing in front of them)
them check out your ministry
with them face to face
them time, at least 2 weeks, to decide
6. Assign them a "staff pal" (mentor)
A. Questions to ask yourself before you start mentoring
I willing to pour my life into others?
I effective in the areas I need to equip? If not, do I know someone who is?
B. Questions about the leader
this person compatible philosophically with the ministry and my leadership?
this person show a potential for growth?
there mutual attraction?
C. Types of Mentoring
There is one perfect guru that will guide you in all areas of life
a relationship that empowers
3. Bobby Clinton's 6 Categories of Mentorship
a. Discipler: "traditional" mentoring
b. Spiritual Guide: spiritual aspects
i. Great sense of spiritual maturity
ii. Good at directing people towards God's will
c. Coach: skills, application, motivation
d. Counselor: advice and perspective
e. Sponsor; Career guidance and protection within an organization
f. Model: example that inspires and teaches
D. When you meet with someone, what do you do?
previous things discussed
any current issues
a. Start with the positive
b. Let the one receiving feedback start first (Well Peter what do you think
you did well -> Well Peter what would you improve on -> Ok this is also
what I would improve one)
goals for between now and the next meeting
not get up from the table before talking about their relationship with God
V. Keeping Leaders Around
A. Identify the obstacles that hinder you from empowering others
confidence in others
ability to train others
to find someone else to do it
caused by past failures
B. Have a structure that allows for ongoing care and development of your
C. Care for them as people not just tools
D. Ongoing training
often: Meet every 2 to 4 weeks
mistakes: Announcements, Micro-level (how much pizza to order), miniscule talk
should a team meeting be like?
a. Heart: time to get to know and support each other
b. Head: reminder of why we do this
c. Hands: the skills needed to be effective